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Thursday, May 2, 2013

kara-pori-recipe spicy puffed rice

    This is a snack I have had so many times when I was a kid. Mom makes it very often and its so easy and tasty, flavourful. I will just sit next to the stove and watch my mom making this. Actually this "Spiced puffed rice/ Kara pori/ Spicy murmura" is very popular in Salem. There are shops selling these plain pori, kara pori, pataani and kadalai and so many similar stuffs. Dad is a big fan of all those kadalais. I feel these are lot better than the store bought packed chips and other junks. In fact, in Salem, a man will carry this in the back of bicycles in big sacs and sell it as “kadla pori, kara pori” . Mom always mocks inside the house in a low voice “ nolla pori norukku pori”.  Now please don’t ask me what is the meaning of it Laughing. That mom! She is always witty Tongue.


Kara pori recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Snack
Prep Time: 5 mins    |  Cook time: 10 mins    Makes: 3 cups


Puffed rice/ Pori/Murmura - 3 cups

Sambar powder - 1 & 1/2 tsp

Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp

Salt - as needed

Garlic - 3

Curry leaves - 1 sprig

To temper

Ghee - 1 tblsp

Peanuts (roasted) - 3 tblsp

Fried gram dal - 2 tblsp


  1.   Crush garlic roughly and set aside. Gather all other ingredients and keep ready. Heat a broad kadai/pan and add ghee. First add peanuts and fried gram dal and give a stir in medium flame for 30 seconds.
  2. 1-kara-pori
  3. Next add garlic and fry until its golden brown and then add sambar powder, turmeric, salt and curry leaves. Switch off flame immediately or put it to low.
  4. 2-kara-pori
  5. Add the puffed rice and mix well so that all the puffed rice gets evenly coloured (spice powders gets mixed evenly). Mix for a minute or two.
  6. 3-kara-pori


    • Ghee adds a great flavour to this, also garlic and sambar powder.
    • If you do not have sambar powder, you can use 3/4 tsp red chilli powder too.
    • Garlic should get fried well to lend a nice flavour. so fry well.
    • Adjust spice levels as per your taste.

After cools down completely, store in a airtight container and enjoy as tea time/ coffee time snack or while watching tv/ movie Happy.

kara-pori+recipe/ Spiced puffed rice

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  1. pretty one ! lovely coffee mug ! now u are tempting me taste coffee btw i quite coffee !

  2. I am not a big fan of this..but if I start having,,I really can't stop...quite addictive...

  3. adding sambar powder is new to me.. interesting!

  4. Ur bro's favourite. I make it very simple without adding peanuts and dals most of the time like aunty:) pics make me drool :)

  5. Very addictive snack, I recently learnt this from a friend but never tried on my own . Cute clicks

  6. wow they look amazing..

  7. Crispy and colorful looking puffed rice with lovely mixes.

  8. This is my fav snack.. low calorie one.. love the color of the pic

  9. Looks tempting. Nice clicks.

  10. raji there you go!! i feel like eating some kara pori now with all those inviting clicks

  11. Rest is all same expect garlic..I wont add garlic. Nice

  12. This was my favorite snack in school. Loving it Raji :)

  13. Wowwwwww perfect snack for lazy evenings

  14. OMG! a tempting snack, yummy and delicious.

  15. love this simple savory snack anytime...lovely lovely pics there..love it!!

  16. Nice and easy snack.All time favourite.

  17. Looks so crispy, just feel like grabbing some from that bowl!

  18. My mom use to do this often....

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  20. one of my favourite munching snacks..thanks for recipe..!!

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  22. Anytime fav snack...easy to make,yummy to eat!!

  23. Good Idea!! I am sure, Kids will love preparing it & surely eat it.
    healthy snacks ideas for kids lunch box

  24. Recently I came across your blog, which is so very interesting..I don't know how I missed for this long.I like the way u have clicked the pictures. Are u from Salem?

  25. i like kara pori....
    good recipes in eve................

  26. Roasted avalakki or aval is also quite yummy recipe..


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